Kravaře

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For a village in Liberec Region see Kravaře (Česká Lípa District).
Coordinates: 49°56′10″N 18°00′37″E / 49.93611°N 18.01028°E / 49.93611; 18.01028
Kravaře
Town
Zámek Kravaře1.jpg
Kravaře Castle
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Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Moravian-Silesian
District Opava
Commune Kravaře
Elevation 233 m (764 ft)
Coordinates 49°56′10″N 18°00′37″E / 49.93611°N 18.01028°E / 49.93611; 18.01028
Area 19.37 km2 (7.48 sq mi)
Population 6,736 (2012-01-01)
Density 348 / km2 (901 / sq mi)
First mentioned 1224
Mayor Andreas Hahn
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 747 21
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Moravian-Silesian Region
Location in the Moravian-Silesian Region
Wikimedia Commons: Kravaře (Opava District)
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: www.kravare.cz/

Kravaře (Czech pronunciation: [ˈkravar̝ɛ]; German: Deutsch Krawarn) is a town in Silesia in the Czech Republic. It has 6,650 inhabitants. It is located between Ostrava (20 kilometres (12 mi) away) and Opava (10 kilometres (6.2 mi) away). It is part of the Hlučínsko micro-region.

History of the town[edit]

The first historical record of Kravaře is from 1224. For centuries Kravaře was only a village; it gained town status in 1960.

Being located in the multi-ethnic Hlučín Region of Czech Silesia, Kravaře was a notable exception to the mass Expulsion of the Germans from Czechoslovakia following World War II, retaining a sizeable ethnic German community. As of 2006, ethnic Germans were a majority of the town's inhabitants, one of them being its mayor.

Sport[edit]

There is an ice-hockey venue Buly Aréna, which was opened in 2003. The town's football team is SK Kravaře.

Notable people born in Kravaře[edit]

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